briccola

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Provençal bricola, from Middle High German brechen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbrik.ko.la/, [ˈbr̺ikːol̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -ikkola
  • Stress: brìccola
  • Hyphenation: bric‧co‧la

Noun[edit]

briccola f (plural briccole)

  1. (Venice) Any of a group of piles used to mark the navigable channels through the lagoon.
  2. (Piedmont) A type of lever used to lift loads (especially water from a well).
  3. (obsolete) A type of military siege engine similar to a catapult (a mangano).